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Old 09-22-2005, 07:41 PM   #1
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Hi,

I am in urgent need of fixing my network as the second computer must be on the net. I am currently connecting 2 computers together using just the cross-over cable, and yesterday all of a sudden when i go to turn on the network, it just tries to "aquire a network address" and eventually just says limited or no connectivity. I have after that brought a new cable, did the same. I then tried a different network card, and this time it worked. But today when i went to connect, once again, just "aquires a network address" again. I think i need to start over and any help on what to do please would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-22-2005, 11:22 PM   #2
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i have this problem sometimes. try disabling the windows firewall. it doesn't like to set up a connection for some reason.
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Old 09-24-2005, 09:32 PM   #3
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yea its most probably is a firewall causing this problem. turn that off.

start-->control panel-->windows firewall. and turn it off from there.

if you keep having problems, instead of using a cross over cable, you might want to buy a router that way both pc's are always on the net. saves time and you only configure it once!
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Hi,

Thank you very much for that, although it wasnt the Windows Firewall blocking it, it was my anti-virus software blocking access to the internet from the network. I have heard a lot about Routers and Hubs, do you know how much the average price for one would be?

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Old 09-25-2005, 05:16 AM   #5
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heya matt

well routers and hubs can vary in price. a decent router will cost around $200. Go for the netgear ones they are good. d-link is ok too.

get one with wired and wireless capabilities. that way you can connect both your pc's with a cable and then have a wireless network happening so that if you get a laptop you dont have to go and buy a new router. but anyways the end choice is up to you!!

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i paid $80CAD(now on sale for 9.99CAD,lol) for mine and it works awsome. mines only wired though. I bought one from the company SMC. So far I have had 0 problems with it. As Natalya said the prices really range in router. even more in the prices of wireless routers.
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Hey,

Thankyou very much for that, it was very useful. The host computer was in need of a format and now the network is going again. For how long though, i dont know.

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